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​ I am a British citizen – not a second-class citizen

I am a British citizen – not a second-class citizen
Coming through passport control is an ordeal, I am followed on the street and hassled by security services. Not all citizens enjoy the same rights
Jamal Osman

‘I have been detained, questioned and harassed almost every time I have passed through Heathrow airport. In 10 years, only one of my colleagues has been stopped.’ Photograph: David Franklin/Getty Images

If you are British and think that every British citizen enjoys the same rights, my story and those of thousands of others should convince you otherwise. I arrived in Britain in 1999 having fled the civil war in my home country, Somalia. My asylum application was approved a year later. During that time I was given accommodation and a weekly food voucher worth £35. For this I will always be grateful.

As soon as I was permitted to seek employment I started looking for a job. I worked in a laundry, a warehouse and as a taxi driver – simply to survive. Later I trained to become a journalist. I joined Channel 4 News as a reporter, largely covering Africa – a role that required frequent travelling. And that is when my nightmare at the hands of Britain’s security services began. I have been detained, questioned and harassed almost every time I have passed through Heathrow airport. In 10 years, only one of my colleagues has been stopped.

During the past five years I have also been repeatedly approached by security services trying to “recruit” me. The incentives they offer range from a “handsome salary” or a “nice car” to a “big house”. I have even been told that they “could help me marry four wives”. I have declined all their offers. Their psychological tactics include telling me how easy it is for them to take away my British passport and destroy my career – and even my life. I have received regular phone calls from people I believe to be Special Branch, who invite me for a “chat over coffee”. “No thanks, I don’t drink coffee,” I reply.

As someone who appears on television regularly it is not unusual for strangers to greet you in the street or even ask questions about a particular story you’ve done. But the people who follow me on the street – the spies (I call them “the Vauxhall guys”) – have a different approach. After introducing themselves by their first names they declare their interest. Would I like a chat and a coffee. It won’t take long. Their hunting ground is London’s Victoria station, which I use regularly.

I go to the EU and British passport holders’ queue when returning through Heathrow airport; I observe with interest as fellow travellers file smoothly past border control. Yet when I approach, trouble always follows. “Where are you from?”, “How did you obtain a British passport?”, “Have you ever been in trouble with immigration?” I answer all their questions courteously and respectfully until the inevitable happens and the official says: “Take a seat, I will be back.”

Returning from my most recent trip, I took my regular seat near the control deskHalf an hour later a grey-suited man sat next to me.”Hello, how are you?” he asked. “Are you from Somalia? I hear from other Somalis that things are improving now. That is what I would like to talk to you about.”

I told him that I didn’t particularly want to talk about Somalia and that I just wanted to go home. “Don’t try and be difficult,” he snapped at me. “I’ll detain you if you don’t answer my questions.” And so it continued for another 15 minutes, during which he continued with his threats and with calling me an “idiot” and a “bad person”, claiming “you will die angry and the world would be a better place without people like you”. Finally he compared me to “the racist thugs we are fighting”.

If there is one thing I’ve learned from such encounters, it is that carrying a British passport doesn’t necessarily make you feel British. I came to this country to seek sanctuary. I am a multi-award winning journalist. I am an immigrant and a refugee – but I am still made to feel like an asylum seeker. I am a Muslim, an African and a Somali. And should the security services be reading this: I am a British citizen. Please treat me like one.

Editor:Maqsood Kayani, Pakistan Think Tank

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Who Will Save the System?

 

 

People do not like their elected representatives to behave like kings.

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 THE attacks on the government are increasing day by day and the greatest cause of dismay in the speedily shrinking democratic lobby is the combatants’ lack of appreciation of the threat to the democratic polity.

Until recently, all attention was concentrated on the well-orchestrated manoeuvres against a media house and noisy agitation for electoral reforms. Nobody was talking of a possible challenge to the government. Now more and more people are referring to such a threat.

The leader of the PML-Q says the government’s days are numbered but his views about his mother party need to be taken with a pinch of salt. Then the PPP indicated a slight shift in its policy of standing by the Nawaz Sharif government when one of its leaders remarked that his party was committed to defending the system and not necessarily the existing government.

The speed with which the Pakistani people forget, or are persuaded to forget, the bitter lessons of history is mind-boggling indeed.

For decades, politicians, students of politics and conscious citizens have been affirming the need for allowing elected governments to complete their term. Frequent disposal of representative governments has often been recognised as the greatest hindrance to the growth of democratic norms. Yet, barely a year after celebrating a democratic transition of authority from one elected government to another we see a revival of the mutual demolition game.

Another lesson the political parties had learnt related to their Himalayan blunder of treating one another as their worst enemies and in seeking the aid of non-political elements for doing in their rivals. The Charter of Democracy signed by the heads of the PPP and PML-N, and in the presence of many other leaders, was rightly hailed as proof of our political parties’ coming of age. Today, the pledge that no political party will be a tool in the hands of extra-democratic forces is all but forgotten.

This is not to deny the opposition’s right to critically scrutinise the work of any government and call for reference to the electorate if its continuance in power poses a threat to national interests. The opposition does not have the exclusive right to determine whether such a state has been reached. That right belongs to the people.

The main line of attack on the government at the moment is the alleged rigging of elections in certain constituencies last year. While there is considerable public support for electoral reform, the demand for regime change lacks justification because the present government was not in power in May 2013 and no proof of the state establishment’s involvement in poll irregularities has been forthcoming.

Besides, one can already see that the field is no longer occupied by democratic forces divided on issues of legitimacy or public interest. Nobody should be unaware of the history of anti-democratic elements’ efforts to demonise political parties by playing up incidents of electoral fraud. The people of Pakistan know better than any other contemporary society how agitation against electoral malpractices can be designed so as to rock the democratic system itself.

The Geo affair, the campaign against civil society and pressure on the judiciary have shown what kind of forces are spoiling to exploit the anti-government agitation. The consequences of ignoring Raza Rabbani’s warning that the country is drifting towards a 1977-like situation could be catastrophic. Those out to destroy the system are holding rallies that are looking like rehearsals for capturing the state through mob power.

What makes the situation extraordinarily grim is the realisation shared by a fairly large section of public opinion that the state has been weakened to an extent that it may not offer another chance for a movement for the restoration of democracy. Any disruption of the existing system is bound to weaken the foundations of the state and spell the end of the federation.

But who will save the system? This task cannot be accomplished by civil society alone, regardless of its capacity to read the situation correctly and the soundness of its advice. Nor are the state institutions strong enough to stem the tide of anarchy. Everything depends on the capacity of the politicians in authority to mobilise the people in support of the democratic system.

Unfortunately, the government is doing little to consolidate the democratic tradition. Indeed the pattern of personal rule the government is pursuing and its disinclination to take parliament into confidence on key issues— be it the military operation in the tribal areas or the trip to Delhi — are doing more harm to the system than the rant of militant adventurers. A government that cannot stop the vulgarisation of the country’s name on automobile number plates is unlikely to have the clarity of vision and the will to defend democracy. As noted by a perspicacious observer the people do not like their elected representatives to behave like kings.

Tailpiece: An Indian friend known for learning and refined sensibility has recalled W.B. Yeats (Second Coming) to describe the situation in India. The lines are equally apt for Pakistan:

The blood-dimmed tide is loosed and everywhere

 The ceremony of innocence is drowned

 The best  lack all conviction and the worst

 Are full of passionate intensity.

Published in Dawn, May 29th, 2014

By I.A. Rehman  May 29, 2014 07:15am

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Malay NGO to sue Cadbury for RM100 million over pig DNA found in chocolates.

Malay NGO to sue Cadbury for RM100 million over pig DNA found in chocolates. 

The Malaysian Insider

 

 

 

 

A Malay group called Jaringan Melayu Malaysia (JMM) said it plans to sue Cadbury Confectionery Malaysia following reports that two of its products contained traces of pig DNA.
JMM president Azwanddin Hamzah accused Cadbury of misleading Muslims by producing products with porcine DNA. Cadbury’s biggest consumer, he said, are from Muslims and Malays.
“This is a malicious lie and has to be contained. Among the Muslims, this is a great insult… such products should not be produced at all,” he said at a press conference today.

 

 

 

 

Tests conducted by the Health Ministry on two chocolate products, Cadbury Dairy Milk Hazelnut, with batch number 200813M01H I2 that expires on November 13, 2014, and Cadbury Dairy Milk Roast Almond, with batch number 221013N01R I1, that expires on January 15, 2015, had found pig DNA in them.
Following this, the Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) immediately suspended the products’ halal certification, while Cadbury said it would recall them from stores.
Azwanddin said he was extremely upset with the incident as he had brought home the affected chocolates and his children have eaten it.
He said JMM would partner with legal aide group Sukaguam to proceed with their legal action against the confectionary giant.
“We have received 700 emails from people stating their support for us to take legal action against Cadbury.
“We also received complaints from more than 50 individuals with receipts and other proof that they have bought the two products that allegedly contained porcine DNA,” he said.
He said JMM and Sukaguam are pursuing action under Section 50 of the Consumer Protection Act.
“We want to close down Cadbury if possible,” he said.
He said it is not enough for the company to just apologize as such incidents had happened many times.
“They shoved pork in our mouths, and then apologize later. Cadbury has been in Malaysia for years. Why do they still not understand the sensitivities of the Muslim community?
“They have huge labs and yet, they keep giving the same excuses and just apologize. To me and other Muslims, this is not enough,” he said.
He also announced a special team to provide free legal service to the Muslim community for compensation purposes.
“There are about 80 Muslim NGO teams waiting to sue Cadbury and seek an estimated RM100 million in damages,” he said.
Azwanddin also trained his guns at both Jakim and the health ministry, saying that both entities should apologise for the delay in detecting the pig DNA in the two chocolate products.
He said JMM would submit memorandums to both agencies as a result of this incident.
“There may be some leakages in Jakim, I don’t want to make any accusations but I encourage consumers to sue Jakim,” he said. – May 26, 2014.

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ARCHIVES: UK GOVT HELPLESS: Imran Khan blames London-based rival Altaf Hussain for Zahra Shahid Hussain killing

Imran Khan blames London-based rival for Zahra Shahid Hussain killing

Imran Khan has blamed the British government and a political rival living in London for the murder of a senior member of his party, shot dead as she left her home in the sprawling port city of Karachi.

Zahra Shahid Hussain: Imran Khan blames London-based rival for Zahra Shahid Hussain killing

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Imran Khan blames London-based rival for Zahra Shahid Hussain (R) killing 
 
 
 

The killing of Zahra Shahid Hussain and accusations of vote rigging left Pakistan’s biggest city and its economic capital on a knife edge as people turned out for a re-run of voting in one constituency after last weekend’s general election.

Mr Khan, the former cricket star whose Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) party made gains in the election, vented his anger on twitter.

He said the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), the city’s dominant political force, and its leader were to blame – a claim the party has strongly denied.

“I hold Altaf Hussain directly responsible for the murder as he had openly threatened PTI workers and leaders through public broadcasts,” he wrote, describing the killing as “a targeted act of terror”.

He added that the British government was also responsible for failing to heed his warnings about Mr Hussain, who has held a UK passport since being given political asylum in the 1990s.

Mr Khan is expected to leave hospital this week after fracturing six vertebrae when he fell 15ft from a forklift truck during the campaign. Doctors say he will make a full recovery

Members of Mr Khan’s party said Mrs Hussain, 59, was shot dead by gunmen as she left her home in the smart Defence neighbourhood.

Police said it appeared to be a bungled robbery – a common enough occurrence in the violence-ridden city.

Other reports suggested she received two bullets to the head suggesting she had been assassinated.

Mr Hussain also condemned the attack in a statement and demanded a “judicial inquiry to get to the culprits”.

The accusations will refocus attention on Mr Hussain and his role in running the world’s third biggest city from his drab political headquarters on Edgware High Street.

Tensions have been running high between the PTI and the MQM after Mr Khan’s party accused it of widespread vote-rigging. The MQM has denied the charge and boycotted Sunday’s re-run.

The febrile atmosphere has reached London, where the Metropolitan Police is investigating complaints from Pakistan that Mr Hussain made an inflammatory speech in the aftermath of the election results.

In it he rebutted complaints that the MQM had rigged elections, appeared to threaten protesters and suggested Karachi should separate from Pakistan if the party’s electoral mandate were questioned.

“Those people who are protesting – and grandstanding – near Three Swords – I don’t want to fight or quarrel, but if I order my supporters now, they will go to Three Swords and turn them into a reality,” he said referring to a well-known monument.

Mr Hussain’s telephonic rallies regularly draw crowds of thousands, as he revs up party supporters from 5000 miles away.

He can just as easily close the city of 23m people by declaring a “shutter-down strike”, sending the entire population scuttling home in minutes.

His sector commanders, as they are known, keep a tight rein on their neighbourhoods and the city has a terrible reputation for gangland violence, as gangsters, terrorist groups and political parties manoeuvre for control.

Reporters who cross the party have found bullets left on their cars.

In 2010, one of the key figures in his London party was murdered raising fears that Karachi’s brutal politics had reached the UK. No-one has ever been charged with the murder of Imran Farooq but detectives have focused their investigation on his political ambitions.

Mr Hussain’s continuing presence in London is a frequent source of anger for Pakistanis who do not support his party.

“Why does Britain let him stay when with he has so much power to make or break my city,” said one Karachi resident, who asked not to be named. “If he wants to run Karachi he should come and live here.”

Nawaz Sharif was returned to power in last Saturday’s general election for a third stint as Pakistan’s prime minister.

Monitors said the polls were marred by inefficiency and technical problems but were largely free of systematic rigging.

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India’s dark secret: missing daughters

RICK PAULUS : THE REALITY AND UNVEILING OF HINDUISM : THE

SECRETS OF INDIA

 Campaigners say India’s strategy to protect female babies is not working

Until 30 years ago, he says, India’s sex ratio was “reasonable”. Then in 1974, Delhi’s prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences came out with a study which said sex-determination tests were a boon for Indian women.

 

Bull Concern Asian Sch. 1989 Jan-Mar;21(1):2-11.

Sex-determination and sex-preselection tests in India: modern techniques for femicide.

Abstract

“In India during recent years techniques that were developed to detect genetic deformities in fetuses have been increasingly used mainly for determining the sex of fetuses so that female fetuses can be exterminated. This paper explores the factors underlying this practice and the related practice of preselecting the sex of offspring, examining both the widespread availability and use of sex-determination and sex-preselection techniques and the root causes of female devaluation in India. Also presented and analyzed are the responses of women’s groups and the government to these uses of modern technology to carry out the ultimate abuse of women–not allowing them to be born.”

http://www.pravara.com/pmr/pmr-1-1-2.pdf

http://www.manushi-india.org/pdfs_issues/PDF%20files%2086/when_daughters_are_unwanted.pdf

 

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It said they no longer needed to produce endless children to have the right number of sons, and it encouraged the determination and elimination of female foetuses as an effective tool of population control 

 

 India’s dark secret: missing daughters 

For some of us, this Sunday was special. It marked the 20th anniversary of an epoch Union budget that accelerated economic reforms in an unprecedented fashion, which eventually nudged the Indian economy into a new rarified club of trillion dollar economies. While this indeed does give the country bragging rights, we should take a moment and think of a darker side to the country’s persona, something that is unfortunately very rarely discussed: the heinous practice of sex selective abortion (SSA).

It may sound like a dampener to bring up this topic on such an occasion. But it is precisely why it should be discussed. Sustainable economic growth is only possible through sustainable social change that empowers across class and gender. Alternatively, the growth will be skewed and non-inclusive—something that will run aground sooner, if not later.
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India’s not really mentioned too often in these round-ups. That’s because, for the most part, there’s a smokescreen around how terrible their primary religion, Hinduism, actually can be. The crazies aren’t as in-your-face as, say, a suicide bomber or a Baptist minister calling for the end of Planned Parenthood. But maybe Hinduism is actually worse, because the negative effects due to Hindu religious practices are too commonplace to be considered “crazy.” And those negatives come through in one way: the horrible treatment of women.  

The country is currently ranked 129th out of 146 on the gender inequality index. That’s not good. Last year, 228,650 of the 256,329 recorded violent crime cases that occurred in India were against women. That isn’t happenstance or coincidence. That’s what happens when you believe women are second-class citizens. 

In the Hindu scriptures, women are encouraged to perform “Sati,” a custom wherein the widow of a man is burned alive on his funeral pyre. “Jauhar” is an ancient tradition where a fallen warrior’s wives and daughters self-immolate to avoid being molested by opposing forces. And one of the Hindu scriptures actually contains the phrase, “The mind of the woman cannot be disciplined; She has very little intelligence.” 

While the old traditions are long gone, and the blatantly anti-women passages are no longer read, that kind of nearly instinctual disregard for the female manifests itself in different ways. Dowries, women getting acid thrown in their faces, women having to pay to pee in the city of Mumbai, and so on and so forth. And now, two stories from last week: (1) A 17-year-old girl committed suicide after police officers urged her to drop the charges and marry one of her attackers; (2) A woman was gang-raped on a bus, ultimately dying from her injuries. The good news is that these dual events galvanized the public to participate in protests and call for gender equality. But whether or not that will bring about actual change is, well… Look again at the statistic above concerning the violent crime committed against women last year in India.

 

 
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It is counter-intuitive. This phenomenon is happening despite impressive economic growth and a sharp spike in literacy levels; clearly the country’s mindset is yet to change. If nothing, as fresh research undertaken by P.M. Kulkarni, one of the country’s foremost demographers and a professor at the Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi, using data from Census 2011, reveals that this trend is actually worsening, leave alone being arrested. Cheaper and portable technology has, if trends are right, shown that this is no longer an urban phenomenon or something practised by the well-off. It seems to be cutting across class and the urban-rural divide.

Nationally, the proportion of SSA to total female births works out to 3.6%. A disaggregate picture shows that this number masks more than it reveals. For states such as Haryana and Punjab, more than one in 10 females suffer the SSA fate; the proportion for Gujarat, Rajasthan and Maharashtra vary between 6.8% and 7.6%.

Barring Rajasthan, all the other states qualify to be classified as economically progressive, especially Gujarat—now considered the fastest growing region in the country. In the case of Haryana, it is ironical that it is rapidly emerging as the new centre for education after the generous handout of land by the state government to education entrepreneurs.

Further, literacy levels in the rural areas across these states have jumped dramatically in the last decade. From around below average to average levels, the literacy level, according to Census 2011, in rural areas of these states has improved to top the national average—in the case of Haryana and Punjab, the two with the most dubious record, the literacy levels are above 70% in the states. Obviously, neither literacy nor economic upliftment seems to resolve the problem; it has actually worsened it.

In Haryana’s Jhajjar district—less than an hour’s drive from Gurgaon, the new glitzy urban sprawl—reported a child sex ratio of 774 as against the average of 914 at the national level and 830 at the state level. A colleague, who had travelled to Jhajjar immediately after the census data was put out, wrote in a compelling piece published in Mint on 4 April that villagers were candidly admitting to the prevalence of the practice of SSA.

Santara Devi, chief of the village council of Dariyapur village in Jhajjar district, said, “Though it is illegal, most people get ultrasound tests done to determine the sex of the baby, and if it is a girl, they go for abortion,” before adding, “Nobody says it openly these days, unlike in earlier times.”

Devi’s last line is probably what gives us some hope. There is some fear and hence it is all happening below the radar. The existing law—Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act—was created 17 years ago. It is clearly not sufficient, though it was very necessary.

Obviously, something more has to be done to give that extra nudge. In this, politicians have to take the lead. They can respond either in terms of more policy (which will only increase the premium of illegal sex selection clinics and hence not advisable) or through sustained political activism at the grassroots through schools and demonstrative action.

Another hope may be in the growing literacy among women —not only does it carry the potential of changing the mindset of the entire household, it could lead to economic empowerment through the acquisition of a skill and consequently a job.

Census 2011 reveals that while 82.14% of males are literate, literacy rate for females stand at 65.46%. Though there is still a gap, it is at its lowest in the last four decades—clearly women are catching up on men in literacy levels. The gap was 16.68 percentage points in Census 2011, some 10 percentage points lower than 26.62 percentage points in the 1981 census.

Therefore, looking back, the country can indeed feel proud at the economic transformation that has been managed so far. At the same time, the good feeling diminishes rapidly when you hold up the prevalence of the dubious practice of SSA. The big question that comes to mind is how would we look at this point of time a decade from now.

Anil Padmanabhan is a deputy managing editor of Mint and writes every week on the intersection of politics and economics. Comments are welcome at capitalcalculus@ livemint.com
 

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India’s not really mentioned too often in these round-ups. That’s because, for the most part, there’s a smokescreen around how terrible their primary religion, Hinduism, actually can be. The crazies aren’t as in-your-face as, say, a suicide bomber or a Baptist minister calling for the end of Planned Parenthood. But maybe Hinduism is actually worse, because the negative effects due to Hindu religious practices are too commonplace to be considered “crazy.” And those negatives come through in one way: the horrible treatment of women.  

The country is currently ranked 129th out of 146 on the gender inequality index. That’s not good. Last year, 228,650 of the 256,329 recorded violent crime cases that occurred in India were against women. That isn’t happenstance or coincidence. That’s what happens when you believe women are second-class citizens. 

In the Hindu scriptures, women are encouraged to perform “Sati,” a custom wherein the widow of a man is burned alive on his funeral pyre. “Jauhar” is an ancient tradition where a fallen warrior’s wives and daughters self-immolate to avoid being molested by opposing forces. And one of the Hindu scriptures actually contains the phrase, “The mind of the woman cannot be disciplined; She has very little intelligence.” 

While the old traditions are long gone, and the blatantly anti-women passages are no longer read, that kind of nearly instinctual disregard for the female manifests itself in different ways. Dowries, women getting acid thrown in their faces, women having to pay to pee in the city of Mumbai, and so on and so forth. And now, two stories from last week: (1) A 17-year-old girl committed suicide after police officers urged her to drop the charges and marry one of her attackers; (2) A woman was gang-raped on a bus, ultimately dying from her injuries. The good news is that these dual events galvanized the public to participate in protests and call for gender equality. But whether or not that will bring about actual change is, well… Look again at the statistic above concerning the violent crime committed against women last year in India.

THE REALITY AND UNVEILING OF HINDUISM

Introduction

It amazes us how a band of dung-worshippers have the cheeks to try to wage an attack against Al-Islam. As the whole world knows, Al-Islam is in no need of any defense, therefore, in response to the sick web sites that have been created by Hindus with an aim to defame Al-Islam and the holiest of creation, Syedna Muhammad (Sallallahu alayhi wa Sallam), we shall probe into Hinduism to a point where the reader can judge for himself (or herself) the viability of Hinduism in light of the slanderous statements and web sites these Brahmins created. Regardless of their feeble attempts, we still laugh at their ignorance and the stupidity they possess which quickly confirms Allah’s Ayat from Holy Qur’an: Allah has sealed their hearts, their hearing, and their sight. [Surah al-Baqarah] All arguments in this article have been supported by full, undeniable proofs and facts for which we have listed the names of the sources, their publishers and addresses. There is no copyright for this publication. It may be translated, photocopied, republished, reprinted and sold without prior permission. If you are a Hindu, judge for yourself and circulate this article and its contents. If the aforementioned condition is true, we invite you to rescue your soul from the unavoidable doom that awaits polytheists in the next life by blessing yourself and your family with the gift of Al-Islam. As a citizen of India, you must not fail in your duty. Should you fail in your duty, your children and grandchildren will suffer because of your failure to correct these corrupt practices. The great English philosopher Edmund Burke said: “Silent spectators are Dangerous.”

SECTION I

JAWAHARLAL NEHRU said in page 37 of his The Discovery of India: “HINDUISM as a faith is vague, amorphous, many sided, all things to all men. It is hardly possible to define it, or indeed to say definitely whether it is a religion or not, in the usual sense of the word. In its present form, and even in the past, it embraces many beliefs and practices, from the highest to the lowest, often opposed to or contradicting each other.” WHAT IS RELIGION? Religion is a way of life and practice in order to obtain success in this world and the hereafter. A religion should be based on justice, love, humanity and equal rights. A religion should satisfy human nature. All humanity is the creation of Allah and He does not discriminate between His creations whether white or black, high and low, rich and poor, and so on. Allah always upholds the right principles and naturally would not support the aggressor over the weaker. Allah always sympathizes with the victim who has been punished without reason. No man can reach Allah by banning, enslaving, fooling and cheating another fellow human in the name of religion.

THE PURPOSE OF THIS ARTICLE

In this article, we seek to expose the betrayal of truth and also the injustice to human dignity in the name of religion. There are many religions in India, therefore followers of each religion should respect other faiths. Regrettably, these self-proclaimed high caste Brahmins have sowed the seeds of hatred in the minds of Hindus in relation to other faiths, creating many problems for the peaceful lives, not only of Christians and Muslims, but also the low-caste Hindus. On the other hand, it is the Hindus, particularly the Brahmins, who are behind communal disturbances in India affecting low caste Hindus, Christians and Muslims. Their claim, for example, that 600 churches (including Mandaikkadu, Neelakkal ) and 3000 mosques (including Babri Masjid) were once Hindu temples is an outright lie and they are not based on any historical or scientific evidence. Have you read today’s newspaper? If so, you would have noticed that it was full of news about violence from all over India. In one place the high caste Hindu is holding the low caste Hindu in bondage. In another, Hindu-Christian communal violence. In another, the Hindus and Muslims fight over trivial matters, and the Hindus and Sikhs are at each other’s throats. Have you ever thought why all these disturbances happen and who is instigating them? The answer should be very simple if you think and probe. The organizers (terrorists) are the high caste Brahmins of Rashtriya Swayam Sewak Sang (RSS), Shiv Sena and their allies. Brahmins criticize other citizen’s religions without first having examined their own religion. Hence we are forced to write this article with the intention of bringing some facts to light. Let us analyze and see whether Hinduism (Brahminism) satisfies human nature and whether it is based on justice, love, humanity and equal rights. ARE YOU A HINDU? If so, then: Have you ever really read the Vedas, Upanishads, Smritis and Puranas (Ramayanaand Mahabharata)? Your answer most probably will be: “No!” The Hindu mentality is such, that it usually accepts anything without questioning its authenticity. The reason is that for several centuries, the higher cast Brahmin has taught that the low caste Hindu has no right to question any discrepancies in Hindu beliefs and mythology. Therefore, to question anything or to seek answers concerning religious questions is not encouraged. However, in Al-Islam, Allah says in the Holy Qur’an (6:43): “Fas-aloo Ahladh dhikri in kuntum laa ta’lamoon” (Ask those who remember, are mindful if you do not know)

SECTION II

WHO ARE THE BRAHMINS?

The word Brahmin incorporates all the upper-caste Hindus of India. They claim that, because they were made from God Brahma’s head, they are the “chosen people of God.” Worshipping a Brahmin is akin to worshipping God incarnate. Serving a Brahmin and offering him alms is like serving God himself. These are in the beliefs that are inculcated in the minds of all other people, especially in the low caste Hindus. As a result, five percent of the Indian population have psychologically enslaved the other 95 percent. The Brahmins are the “Aryan” invaders of India who entered the country thousands of years ago via the Khyber Pass. Over the centuries they have established themselves firmly on Indian soil by ruling over, and enslaving, the country’s original inhabitants.

DIVISIONS AMONG THE BRAHMINS

In Southern India the main divisions among the Brahmins are the Ayyars and the Ayyangers. A thorough study of these two groups will give the reader the correct knowledge of their gods, writings, families, culture and above all, the centuries old concealed rivalry between them for power and influence. The Ayyars are, by physical composition, the more direct descendants of the Aryans invaders. They have fair complexions, long noses and other physical features characteristic of Germans.

The MANU SMRITI (BIBLE OF HINDUISM) says: A Brahmin is born to fulfill Dharma. Whatever exists in the world is the property of the Brahmin. On account of the excellence of his origin, he is entitled to all. All mortals subsist through the benevolence of the Brahmin. Ignorant or learned, a Brahmin is still a great deity. TO BRAHMINS – THE THREE WORLDS AND THE GODS OWE THEIR EXISTENCE. Dr Ambedkar says the cardinal principles of Brahminism are six: Graded inequality between the different classes. The complete disarmament of the Shudras and Untouchables. The complete prohibition of education to the Shudras and Untouchables. Ban on the Shudras and the Untouchables in occupying places of power and authority. Ban on the Shudras and the Untouchables in acquiring property. The complete subjugation and suppression of women. “Inequality is therefore the official doctrine of BRAHMINISM” (IBID – 204). “Devadhinam jagat sarvarm Mantradhinam ta devata Tam Mantram Brahmandhinam Brahmana nam devata” Meaning: “The Universe is under the power of gods, The gods are under the power of the mantras, The mantras are under the power of the Brahmins, Therefore the Brahmins are our gods.” Abbe J.A. Dubois’s “Hindu Manners, Customs and Ceremonies” Oxford, Third Edition 1906, Page 139. See also page 93.

 

FANATICAL HINDUS

FANATICAL HINDU PARTIES RASHTRIYA SWAYAM SEWAK SHANG (R.S.S.) VISHWA HINDU PARISHAD HINDU MUNNANI ARYA SAMAJ SHIV SENA BHARATIYA JANATA PARISHAD SANT SAMITI HINDU MAHASABHA BAAJRANG DAL LEADERS OF HINDU TERRORIST GROUPS L.K. ADVANI ASHOK SINGHAL BALA SAHEB DEVARAS BAL THACKERAY A.B. VAJPAYEE SAVARKAR BAIKUNTH LAL SHARMA “PREM”. PROF. BALRAJ MADHOK THE SHANKARACHARYA OF PURI, NIRANJAN DEV THEERTH. VARIYAR – VISHWAN HINDU PARISHAD. RAMA GOPALAN DHARMALINGA NADAR CHO RAMASAMY RASHTRIYA SWAYAM SEWAK SANGH

(R.S.S.) Dr Keshav Baliram Hegdewar, a Sithpawan Brahmin, was the founder of R.S.S. Today they have grown very powerful and are threatening the unity of India. Many of us are not aware of the policies and principles of R.S.S. e.g.: Women cannot become members of the R.S.S. The R.S.S. opposes the women’s voting right. Only SITHPAWAN BRAHMINS (Blue eyed people – generally identified by low caste Hindus as “Cobras”) can become top leaders of the R.S.S. It opposes Communism, Sikhism, Christianity and Islam. It’s main principle is that the Aryans (Brahmins) should rule India. It is an Anti-Dravidian movement. All sorts of terrorist training are given to its members. It supports “Sati” (Widow burning). Its aim is to make Sanskrit the national language of India, It specializes in creating rumors and brainwashing people. The Achievements of R.S.S. The Assassination of Mahathma Ghandi. (The reason for his assassination was that he preached inter-communal harmony and equality amongst people, including the low caste Hindus. The attempt to kill Dr Ambedkar by poisoning him. The attempt to kill Mr Kamaraj Nadar. The attack on Mr Karpoori Tagore (this was because he was from the barber profession and community). Recently the R.S.S. has been recruiting retired police and military officials to take charge of their massacres. SHIV SENA “Garv se kaho hum Hindu hai” (Say proudly we are Hindus!) is the latest call of Shiv Sena. It is not in the name of India and its welfare, but it is in the name of Hindu terrorism. Balasaheb Thackery’s (the founder of Shiv Sena) first aim was to force the Malayalis, the Tamils and the Kannadigas to leave Bombay. As this did not attract much support, he switched his hatred to the Sikhs, Christians and Muslims. Oh Hindu! instead of fighting the Sikhs, Christians and Muslims, why don’t you fight the caste system which is clearly oppressing you?

THE PROVINCIAL ARMED CONSTABULARY (PAC)

This is one example of Militant Hindu Police (pro RSS) working under the banner of the Indian Police Force. So far not even a single non-Hindu member has been recruited to this group which receives higher pay and better facilities from the Government of India. Mr Khuswant Singh has the following to say in the Hindustan Times on this subject: “It is no longer any secret that the loss of life in both Delhi and Meerut was predominantly Muslim and the majority of victims were killed by bullets fired by the police and the Provincial Armed Constabulary. Our government controlled media tried to camouflage this ugly truth.” A private independent enquiry revealed that the RSS Chief (Ex D.I.G. of police) had masterminded the Meerut massacre and executed the plan.

THE AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL REPORT ON “MEERUT” MASSACRE

Reuters reported the following on the 19th November 1987: “Amnesty International has concluded that there is strong evidence that members of the Provincial Armed Constabulary were responsible for the Muslim massacre and the deliberate killing of unarmed civilians during the riots and following days. There is also evidence to suggest that at least five Muslims arrested in connection with the rioting died in jail mainly as a result of injuries inflicted upon them after arrest.” The report added that witnesses had charged PAC officers (all Brahmins and High caste Hindus) of herding Muslims into trucks and later shooting them dead (raping the Muslim ladies, in most cases). Their bodies were then tossed into canals and rivers. THE NEWS BLACKOUT BY THE BRAHMIN MEDIA All the Brahmin controlled newspapers and Government media have wholeheartedly blacked out the Amnesty International Report. It was only published by the Western media.

THE PLIGHT OF THE LOW CASTE HINDUS

“The Untouchables ARE NOT HINDUS!” So says THE SHANKARACHARYA OF PURI whom the Brahmin worship as their “great leader” (India Express, April 4, 1989). Balasaheb Deoras (RSS Chief) and Bal Thackeray (Shiv Sena chief) should go and correct Shankaracharya of Puri before begging untouchable Harijans for support. According to Manu (A Hindu Holy Book) it says: The Shudras belong to the same category as crows, frogs, ducks, moles, dogs or transport animals and have the same disabilities as members of their category. It is permissible for a member of the high caste to expropriate the wealth of a Shudra by deceit. The different castes shall pay interest at different rates, the lowest will pay the highest rate. A Shudra’s witness is not normally to be accepted when there is no witness of a “twice-born” person. To get a strong foothold in India, the Brahmin divided the sons of India into various different castes. According to a recent government survey there are more than 2,000 castes in India. Each caste claims superiority over the other, a man from one caste will not marry a girl of another caste, no two castes congregate together…….. and so on. See page 79 [SECTION VII, The Hindu Gods].

BONDED LABOR

Brahminism and the Vedas have paved the way for the bonded Labour System in India. After 40 years of independence, India still can’t save the low caste Shudras from this bonded labour. The Times of India reported on 10th May 1987 that Swami Agnivesh, President of the Bonded Labour Liberation Front, said that more than 20,000 people, mostly Harijans and Adivasis, were still being exploited and were leading the lives of slaves in the West Champaran and Gopalganj districts of North Bihar. This he proved to the Government with unassailable evidence. We are living in the 20th century where science and technology have advanced unprecedently and yet, in some parts of India, even today a low caste Hindu cannot pass along a street from one end to the other without first having his chappals removed and placed on his head. Hotels and other eating places also maintain separate cutlery for low caste Hindus. The First Indian Governor General and Ex-Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Mr. Rajagopalachari, alias Rajaji, advocated that people should pass down through generations the professions of their father and forefathers in order to reduce unemployment. This suggestion was highly praised by many newspapers owned by Brahmins/ RSS. The reasoning behind this advocacy was to keep the low castes tied down to their menial jobs while the Brahmins maintained their high positions. Why are the so called low caste Hindus financially destitute? Why is India economically backward? It is because the Brahmins do not allow others to progress. They hold high offices in government, control the news media, educational system, etc. How could others possibly rise up, and break free of the caste system bondage? Needless to say, with all the facilities at their disposal they produce brilliant scientists, doctors etc. Assuredly even the low caste Hindus could do this if they were provided with the same facilities.

PUNISHMENT FOR LOW CASTE HINDUS

Apastambha Dharma Sutra III, 10-26, says: The tongue of a Shudra, who spoke evil about a BRAHMIN should be cut off A Shudra who dared to assume a position of equality with the first three castes was to be flogged. If a Shudra overheard a recitation of the Vedas, molten tin was to be poured into his ears; if he repeated the Vedas his tongue should be cut and if he remembered Vedic hymns, his body was to be torn into pieces. MANU, 167-272 says: If a Shudra arrogantly teaches Brahmins Dharma, the king shall cause hot oil to be poured into his mouth and ears. Again, MANU, 167-272 says: Let the king never slay even a Brahmin though he may have committed all possible crimes. With all references to Vedas and Puranas, it would be appropriate to question: “How fair is the system of administrating justice?” Well, according to these Holy Books if a Brahmin commits a sin, he is forgiven, but on the contrary if a low caste Hindu commits a sin, he has to feed twenty Brahmins in order to expiate or erase his sin. Would you call this a fair and just system of justice?! Who was responsible for the assassination of Mahathma Gandhi -the father of the Nation? Obviously you know the answer. Mahathma Gandhi preached and practiced intercommunal harmony, equality among people, including the low caste Hindus whom he named as Harijans (which means children of God). All human beings are (according to Gandhi) the children of one God and, therefore, all are equal.

EXAMPLE OF SOME ATROCITIES

Harijan women were forced to parade naked in the street. (CURRENT 6-4-83) A scheduled caste man was severely beaten as his dress happened to touch the body of a High Caste Hindu. (TIMES OF INDIA 18-11-84). High caste Hindus threw dead animals and filth in a Harijan well. Police took no action. (TIMES OF INDIA, 18-11-84) A Harijan who asserted his right to worship at a temple was allegedly assaulted and excreta put in his mouth at Thathur village of Sorab Taluk (DECCAN HERALD, 5-2-88) [Of course, since excreta is considered holy in Hinduism, this was probably not looked upon as being a bad thing by these barbarians, whereas in Al-Islam, this, as well as the rest of these devilish acts, are most disgustingly reprehensible] Harijan women were thrown out of rescue boat. (BLITZ, 18-3-84) The late Mrs. Indira Gandhi, Prime Minister, informed the Rajya Sabha on 18th, August 1970, that during the last three years I.I 17 Harijans – a Brahmin official account – were killed in different parts of the country. DR. AMBEDKAR ON CONVERSION In his book “Why Conversion”, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar says that untouchability is a permanent feature of the Hindu society. In order to attain freedom from this evil practice, he urges the victims to establish close relations with other societies to embrace another religion. He concludes that conversion is the only way to achieve eternal bliss, for, by becoming a Muslim, Christian, Buddhist or Sikh, a convert will get the political safeguards of the religion of his choice. Doesn’t this sound very strange, seeing how the overwhelming majority of people in India are Hindu? Is there a Christian, Sikh or Muslim who has willingly embraced Hinduism? Even if a person should decide to become a Hindu, which caste will he choose? He cannot – for sure – become a Brahmin for according to Veda, he has to die three more deaths. But would any Brahmin object to his becoming a Shudra? The answer to that question is no, because history proves that conversion to Hinduism was forced upon people, mainly by the sword. It should be noted that in today’s 1990′s society, the Indian government is currently trying to sway people into Hinduism via monetary coercion.

APARTHEID AND BRAHMINISM

In India the 5 % Brahmins rule over 95 % of the Indian population. In South Africa 15 % Whites rule over the 85 % Black race. Does India then have any right to point an accusing finger at the apartheid policy of South Africa when the worst kinds of discrimination are being practised in India? We talk “democracy” and “equality before the law” but keep a third of India’s 800 million people as Untouchables, unseeables and unapproachables!

THE MEDIA AND THE BRAHMINS

Who has the major share of magazines/newspapers published in India? The Brahmins/RSS of course! According to a recent survey their share of the media is approximately 81 %. The following are the well known Newspapers that are owned by the Brahmins, not to mention so many others which are financed less by the Brahmins to blow their trumpets. The Indian Express – 93 % employees are Brahmins The Hindu – 97 % employees are Brahmins The Times of India – 73 % employees are Brahmins These Brahmins have invaded both All India Radio and Television. Most of the time the Brahmins and their programs are on air.

THE WEALTHY BRAHMINS MANU VII, 133 says that: “Brahmins should not be taxed and should be maintained by the State.”

ABOUT LOW CASTE Shudras – MANU XMRITI X, 129 says that: No collection of wealth was to be made by a Shudra, even though he may be capable, for a Shudra who has acquired wealth would pain a Brahmin, and that Brahmins may appropriate by force the property of the Shudra. PANCHVANISH BRAHMIN 3-1/1 I says: Even if a Shudra acquired wealth, he must always remain a slave. His main job is to wash the feet of the higher caste. TULSIDAS, A Brahmin in his Ramayana writes: Even if a Shudra is learned and virtuous, he should not be given respect and honor. When the British left India, almost all the industries owned by them were taken over by the Brahmins. So much so that today they own about 60 % of the leading Industries in the country. Remember their (Brahmin) population is only 5% of the total population of India.

JUST 5 % (BRAHMINS) CAPTURE OVER 60 % OF THE POSITIONS

Loksabha – 48% are Brahmins Rajyasabha

– 36 % are Brahmins Governor/L.G. –

50 % are Brahmins Secretary to Governor/ L.G.

– 54 % are Brahmins Union Cabinet Secretaries

– 53 % are Brahmins Chief Secretaries to Minister

– 54 % are Brahmins Private Secretaries to Minister

– 70 % are Brahmins JS/ Additional Secretaries

– 62 % are Brahmins Vice Chancellors to Universities

– 51% are Brahmins Supreme Court Judges

– 65 % are Brahmins High Court Judges/ Addl. Judges

– 50 % are Brahmins Ambassadors

– 41% are Brahmins Chief Executive of Public undertaking: (i) Central – 57 % are Brahmins (ii) State – 82 % are Brahmins (Courtesy: Voice of the Week, Oct. 1989) 

IN OTHER FIELDS ALSO:

 

Banks – 57% are Brahmins Airlines

– 61 % are Brahmins IAS Offices

– 72% are Brahmins IPS Office

– 61 % are Brahmins Radio & TV – 83% are Brahmins

CBI, Customs & Central Excise – 72% are Brahmins

THIS THEN IS THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION IN INDIA. THE CREAM

OF THE JOBS GOES TO THE FIVE PERCENT BRAHMINS.

Do you get a fair salary for your hard work? Probably not! Because your paymasters are Brahmins. Remember! Your children and grand children will suffer the same fate, or worse, if you don’t free yourself from the control of the Brahmin. Since independence, India has been ruled only by Brahmins. All the Prime Ministers (except V.P. Singh) have so far been Brahmins.

LITERACY – THE PEOPLES’ RIGHT

Here is the aphorism of the Brahma-Sutras: Shravana, adhyana, arthapratishedhat smriteh ca (Brahma-Sutras 1.3.9.38) Meaning: The smrithi orders that shudras must be prohibited from hearing, studying and understanding the Vedas. MANU 162-272 says: If a Shudra arrogantly teaches Brahmins, Dharma, the king shall cause hot oil to be poured into his mouth and ears. India is the only country in the world where one race has made education their exclusive monopoly. The average Indian literacy rate is 30 % but the Brahmins are almost 100 % literate! Out of the total Indian doctors in the U.S.A. 67% are Brahmins. Instead of serving the poor masses of India, these doctors have opted to work in rich America and other Western countries. Brahmin representation in the fields of engineering and law is 53 % and 57 % respectively. In the field of education their teachers and professors make up more than 51 %. They are motivated by the claim that they are the Master Race on this earth from the day of Ashoka, They have educated themselves generation after generation and today a Brahmin means an educated person.

THE BRAHMINS, YOU, AND YOUR CHILDREN’S FUTURE

Oh you Hindu! Why don’t your children get equal opportunities in education and become doctors, engineers, lawyers, collectors (IAS) and police officers (IPS)? Is it because if your children learn and acquire education, they will get freedom from Brahmin rule? Why don’t you think, discuss, join hands with other brothers, unite and act against the cruelties, atrocities and inhuman actions directed against you in the name of your religion? Why don’t you start thinking positively for your own good? It looks as though the low caste Hindus gain only illiteracy, ignorance, liabilities and sickness under the present system. Can the low caste Hindu leave a decent will for his children? With their standard of education can he/she obtain a good job? It is really unfortunate (and pitiful) that the non-Brahmins do not realise the potentiality and the power which could be generated by them for their own benefits. It seems as though the Brahmins are fooling the people with the words of SECULARISM & DEMOCRACY. Is India really secular? Has not democracy been misused for the benefits of a minority, and not for the majority? The ignorance and illiteracy of the people is being manipulated in an unfair fashion.

SECTION III

THE HINDU RELIGION FURTHER EXPOSED

BRAHMINS ALWAYS CRITICIZE, CONDEMN AND MOCK OTHER

RELIGIONS, AND THEY ACTUALLY HAVE THE NERVE TO TRY TO

MOCK AL-ISLAM.

Their criticism and mocking is unreasonable and unacceptable. In his autobiography, Dr. Charles, an American scholar says that it is very simple to define a Hindu. He says a Hindu means “one who believes anything and everything if said in the name of God and shall never question its authenticity”. The Brahmins claim that Lord Rama is incarnated (came in human form) to study and understand the difficulties of mankind. Is it really necessary for a god to incarnate Himself? Can He not understand His creation? Why should God become a donkey or a cockroach in order to understand the sufferings of these creatures?

LORD RAMA

Lord Rama is the central character of the Epic RAMAYANA (whose author was Valmiki). Rama is the son of Dasharath, the king of Banaras. Dasharath had three wives, Kaushaliya, Kaikeyi and Smitra besides several hundred concubines. According to the Ramayana, Rama spent most of his life trying to save his wife Sita from the clutches of Ravan. At the same time Rama was enjoying life to the full at every opportunity.

HOW RAMA WAS FOOLED BY SUKRIEVAN

When “god” Rama was exiled to the forest together with his wife, Sukrievan appeared as a deer and fooled “god” Rama. Although Rama was a “god”, he was not able to see through Sukrievan’s disguise.

12 YEARS FOR RAMA, BUT ONE DAY TO RAVAN

To retrieve his wife from devil Ravan, ‘god’ Rama sought the help of Hanuman, a monkey ‘god’. Hanuman agreed to help Rama bring his wife back on condition that ‘god’ Rama in turn help him (Hanuman) to kill his twin brother prior to undertaking the mission. It took more than twelve years for Hanuman to build a bridge and accomplish the task, while Ravan just took Sita and flew to Sri Lanka in just one day’s time. Where is the bridge that Rama built? Who is more powerful- ‘God’ Rama or devil Ravan? Would a ‘god’ seek the help of another ‘god’ to murder a third god? If Hanuman could fly, carrying big mountains, he should have in the first instance carried and flown ‘god’ Rama to Sri Lanka, which would have resulted in early rescue of Sita. Who knows what Ravan might have done to Sita during this period of twelve years? Definitely a devil would have done only “devilish” things! Before helping ‘god’ Rama, Hanuman made Rama shoot his own twin brother in the back and only then did Hanuman help ‘god’ Rama. How can a “god” indulge in such a criminal act for personal gain?

MEAT-EATING RAMA

When “god” Rama was told to go to the forest, he mournfully revealed to his mother: It has been ordained that I have to lose the kingdom, forego the princely comforts and the tasty MEAT-DISHES. (Ayothia Kandam, 20, 26, 94th Chapters).

RAMA’S MANY WIVES

In Mr. C.R. Sreenivasalyengar’s translation of Valmiki Ramayana, it says: ‘Though Rama had married Sita to be the queen, he married many other wives for sexual pleasure in accordance with the royal customs. (Ayodhya Kandam 8th Chapter, Page 28). (The term “Rama’s wives”has been used in many placesin Ramayana). RAMA’S DISRESPECT FOR HIS FATHER Rama called his father “a FOOL, an IDIOT” (Ayodhya Kandam, 53 rd Chapter). The reader should bear in mind that in Al-Islam, it is a very serious sin to disrespect one’s parents.

RAMA’S CONTEMPT FOR WOMEN & LOW CASTES

Rama disfigured and mutilated many women by cutting off their noses, breasts, ears, etc. and tortured them (Soorpanagai, Ayomuki). Rama said, “Women should not be trusted” and that “Secrets should not be confided to the wife”. (Ayodhya Kandam, Chapter 100). Sambuka was slain (by Rama) because he was making penance which was forbidden to him by Vedas as he was a “Shudra”. (Uttara Kandam, Chapter 76). Looking at his hand Rama said the Sanskrit slogan “Oh right hand, you kill this Asche Shudra unhesitatingly as killing this Shudra is the only way to get back the life of the deceased Brahmin boy. Are you not one of the limbs of Rama?” (Valmiki Ramayanam)

Note: This Rama, who mercilessly took away the life of Sambuka for no other fault than that of making penance is held as the Avatar (incarnation) of Vishnu! If there were kings like Rama alive now alas! What would be the plight of those who are called “Shudras?”

RAMA’S DEATH

Rama, like an ordinary man, fell down into the river and DROWNED (Uttara Kandam, Chapter 106). How can a “god” die? Who will then look after the affairs of the world? LUSTFUL SITA VS THE “IMPOTENT” RAMA Sita told Rama “You are no better than a womanmonger who lets his wife for hire and makes his livelihood. You want to be profited by my prostitution”. Sita also told Rama “You lack in POTENCE, manners and charm” and she called her husband a simpleton. As soon as Sita stepped into Ravan’s palace, her love towards Ravan grew more. (Aranya Kandam, Chapter 54). When at length Rama asked Sita to swear about her chastity, she declined and died. (Uttar Kandam, Chapter 97) Kukuvavathy, sister-in-law of Rama, said to him – “Oh Elder! How you love Sita more than you love yourself! Come with me and see what really is in your lovely wife’s heart. Still she could not forget that fellow Ravan. Drawing a picture of Ravan on a hand-fan and pressing it closely to her bosom. She is lying on your bed with eyes closed thinking on and rejoicing at Ravan’s glories. Rama sighed and went out to Sita’s house. There she was found sleeping pressing to her breast the hand-fan on which Ravan’s picture was drawn. (This is found in pages 199, 200 of the Bengali Ramayana written by Mrs. Chandravathi). WHAT LEADERS SAY ABOUT GOD RAMA? “My Rama (god Rama) is not the Rama of Ramayana”.

MAHATHMA GHANDI “The Ramayana and Mahabaratha are nothing but another Arabian Nights story” –

JAWAHERLAL NEHRU: “Rama is not a god; but he is a hero.”

C. RAJAGOPALACHARI, First Governor General of India & Ex Chief Minister, Tamil Nadu). “Ramayana is not a divine story; it is only a literature.” (KALIYUGA KAMBAN, T.K. CHIDAMBARANATHA MUDALIAR).

LORD KRISHNA

Lord Krishna was very fond of looking at naked young girls. Once upon a time Krishna, in order to get a full view of some bathing virgin girls, went to the extent of hiding their clothes on the tree tops just to get a panaromic view. Does behave divine immunity from looking at a naked woman? The Gita, a Holy Book of the Hindus, quotes that when these bathing low caste girls begged for the return of their clothes. Lord Krishna demanded that they come out of the water with their hands raised instead of covering their bodies. Oh my innocent Hindu brethren! Can this action be attributed to a god? Is this god capable of indulging in such ungodly acts? Surely, if their deity is “divine,” then it should be able to easily restrain its passions.

THE RIDDLE OF RAMA AND KRISHNA

The Times of India reported on 12-11-87 that the Education Department, Government of Maharashtra, had published a book called “The Riddle of Rama and Krishna” by Dr. Ambedkar. The report said that various statements contained in the book aroused the ire of some Brahmins, particularly the author’s observations on Rama and Dasharath’s many wives and also Krishna’s moral character. (The Riddle of Rama and Krishna, available from Dalit Sahithya Academy, Bangalore).

Hindu god SHIVA, LORD GANESH & goddess PARVATHI

According to Hinduism, god Shiva’s head is the source of the river Ganges and his head is also the place where the moon is located. (If this was really a fact then why should America send astronaut Neil Armstrong 240,000 miles away to the moon). According to Puranans, goddess Parvathi, wife of god Shiva, sought Shiva’s permission to have a baby. When Shiva refused, Parvathi took dirt from her body and created Lord Ganesh. (The late E.V.R. Periar used to call this god a “bundle of dirt”). Later God Shiva mistakenly chopped off his own son’s head. How could a “god make such a foolish mistake? Would such a god solve your problems or make them more complicated? To rectify his error, Shiva severed the head of a baby elephant and transplanted it onto his son who then became known as the Elephant-headed god. His statues are usually found near river-sides where he is said to be looking for a bride resembling his mother! (There is a different version to this story which, for decency’s sake, cannot be printed here).

KALI-GODDESS OF VIOLENCE

A recent report by United Press trust of India (UPI) stated that during the past three years more than 2,500 young boys and girls were sacrificed to goddess Kali in India. Another of AFP’s recent reports say: hundreds of young boys and virgin girls are sacrificed every month for the deity Kali. In one case Rama Sewak hacked his eight year old son to death in broad daylight in Dehii because goddess Kali had told him he would come back to life and bring him good fortune. Bloodthirsty Kali is worshipped openly the length and breadth of India. Kali’s statue stands naked astride the inanimate body of the Hindu deity Shiva, tongue stuck out with blood dripping from fang-like teeth. She holds a noose, a skull-topped staff, a blood-encrusted sword and a severed head. She is also known as Durga, Devi, Shaktima, Uma and Parvathi in other manifestations. The priest of Delhi, Kali Bari, says that a child sacrificed to Kali ensures a man the birth of a son. Human sacrifices are also made to these gods or goddesses, either to appease them or to ask favours of them. Bihar’s police chief J. Sahay said: “We have tried our best to curb human sacrifices, but what can an agency do when an entire village chooses a victim and cuts off his head with his parent’s consent.” Bihar’s famous lawyer, Urnkant Chaturvedi, said that “Human sacrifice under our law is treated as murder, but the killer- never found – is always the local high priest.” He continues, “at times the local policemen are reluctant to take action because of the inbred fear of the gods and goddesses.” A famous human sacrifice occurred in 1972 when a powerful leader in Maharashtra state- in order to find a treasure – offered blood from I I virgin girls to Manja. He did not find the treasure, but four persons were hanged for the crime and the main culprit escaped because of his political influence. Some time ago, two brothers named Siddharth and Ravi asked their 21 year old sister Shobha to take a bath and come for prayers to a nearby temple in Kerala State. To her horror, the brothers pierced her with a sword and iron rods chanting mantras. Withering in pain, she begged for pity, but she was cut to pieces and her body burned bit by bit. The brothers had done it to unearth a hidden treasure. At first they tried to find another victim but when they failed to find another virgin girl, they sacrificed their own sister. Only Brahmin children are exempted by the Vedas from human sacrifice.

 PANCHALI: This goddess was married to five brothers. Which one would become the legitimate father of his child should she have one? Dr Charles says that instances of incest are common in Hindu scriptures.

SHANKARACHARYA OF PLJRI – “HIS HOLINESS”! SHANKARACHARYA OF PURI, NIRANJAN DEV TEERTH, BRAHMIN’S Spiritual leaders, gave an interview to the Kalyan (Hindu) monthly magazine.

Extracts are given as follows:

Q: “Maharaj! if a Shudra acts righteously, can he become a Brahmin?”

A: “If the Shudra acts according to his code and keeps within the limit of Varnashrama he may become a Brahmin in the next birth – but never in the present.”

Q: “Is the belief in the caste system essential?”

A: “Yes, it is very essential. There can be no PROGRESS without belief in caste system.

Q: “Maharaj! The change of caste depends on deeds and virtues.”

A: “No, it depends on birth and not on deeds. Caste depends on birth, deeds cannot change it. This is an IRREFUTABLE TRUTH”.

At the inaugurating of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (RSS Branch) at Patna in April 1969, the Shankaracharya said: “Untouchabitity is a part and parcel of Hindu social system, I shall cling to this belief even if they HANG ME.”

” On Low Caste Hindus! Have a look and see what the MANU says (Chapter VIII Sloka 4,14).

“Slavery is inborn among the Shudras and no one can free them from it”.

The Brahmin originated MANU again says in Chapter 19, Sloka 413: “Sri Brahmin had intended from eternity that the Untouchables should be born slaves, live as slaves, and die as slaves.” On another occasion the Acharya said that there was no way out for a woman who becomes a widow other than to commit Sati. He said he will oppose the Sati law even if the Government of India HANGS him. Instead of sending him to prison, according to the Indian constitution, this fanatic priest is often visited and worshipped by the top Brahmin leaders in India.

ACHARYA RAJNEESH

This is none other than the internationally famous “SEX SWAMIJI.”

He preaches free sex involving orgies and he says that before life comes to an end one should indulge in as much sexual activity as is humanly possible. This he claims is what blissful heavenly life is. He is a true swami, in that, he not only preaches but is also actively involved in practicing what he preaches. The extent of this practice is disgusting beyond what we should even report in this article. He also teaches the love for wealth and materialism. Little wonder that this “god man” owns over ninety Rolls Royce’s and a ranch in America! Rajneesh and his “Holy” group are well known to carry all kinds of sexually transmitted diseases. The word “perverted” is a gross understatement! CHANDRA SWAMI This controversial “globe trotting” godman has links with scandals like the Bofors scandal. He spends much of his time attending to the individual problems of Hollywood stars, multi-millionaires and other famous people. Should anything happen to them he rushes to their aid in a chartered private jet. He never misses an opportunity to pose for photographs with them so as to appear in international magazines like Time and Newsweek. Why doesn’t he attend to some of Indian’s problems as well? Pamella Bordes, the Ex-beauty queen of India, well known prostitute, was used by this Swamiji for some of his international frauds which have come to light very recently.

SWAMI DIRENDRA BRAMACHARI (THE GODLY RAMBOH)

Why does a “HOLY MAN” need a GUN FACTORY?

This Swamiji has one! A gun with a licence to protect himself is justifiable ……. but this Swamiji needs a gun factory to protect himself? He also has had a helicopter pad constructed for his convenience. (His followers include Nani Palkiwala and Manoj Kumar).

The author has very high appreciation for the following HOLY MEN in preference to other

HOLY MEN: RAJNEESH – THE SEXY “HOLY” MAN.

MAHARISH – THE FLYING “HOLY” MAN.

CHANDRA SWAMI – THE HOLLYWOOD “HOLY” MAN.

SAI BABA – THE MAGIC “HOLY” MAN.

SWAMI DIRENDRA BRAMACHARI – THE “GODLY” RAMBO. Don’t you see how these people fool and cheat the world!

THE HARE RAMA HARE KRISHNA MOVEMENT

This group is now attracting hundreds of drug addicts in the U.S. and THE WEST. Like the Hindu Saints (Sanyasis) of Kashi (Varnasi) they smoke and take drugs in all sorts of different forms. A UNI press report (15-8-1987) said, under the heading of “SECT CHIEF IS CONVICTED KILLER”. – that the Hare Krishna’s chief is a convicted killer and drug dealer. The swami, 38 year old Thomas Drescher, is imprisoned at the West Virginia state penitentiary for gunning down Steven Bryant, 33, in Los Angeles. Drescher was also convicted in 1979 for manufacturing and distributing drugs and was found guilty in January 1983 of slaying a Krishna devotee. Finally the report concludes that since 1977, seven of the original I I gurus named by the HARE RAMA HARE KRISHNA movements founder have been removed for reasons ranging from CHILD abuse, DRUG dealing and SEXUAL promiscuity. O Ramacandra, these scriptural injunctions were laid down by learned men, skilled in inducing others to give, and finding other means of obtaining wealth, thus subjugating the simple-minded. Their doctrine is ‘Sacrifice, give in charity, conse- crate yourselves, undergo austerities, and become ascetics’. 0 Rama, be wise, there exists no world but this, that is certain! Enjoy that which is present and cast behind thee that which is unpleasant! Adopting the principle acceptable to all, do thou receive the kingdom offered thee by Bharat (Ramayana, Ayodhya Kanda, 108).

IMPORTANT QUESTIONS ABOUT HINDUISM

What good has Hinduism done for India?

Does Hinduism have the answers for todays problems?

Alcoholism – Drugs – Divorce – Suicide, etc. Do these gods move, think

or speak?

Can they defend themselves if attacked; or mend themselves if broken?

Don’t you think it foolish to worship these manmade objects?

Does India belong to the Indians (95 %) or the Brahmins (5%)? Did Hinduism originate in India itself or did it come with the Aryans via the Khyber Pass? Can a person convert and become a Brahmin?

WHAT IS THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE ARYANS OF INDIA (BRAHMINS) AND THE ARYANS OF GERMANY (HITLER’S NAZIS)?

Why do the Brahmins and Nazis have the same symbol – the Swastika?

(Look at the racist National Front symbols in South Africa). Ask yourself who is your God? Is it Shiva, who has the moon and river Ganges on his head and who could not identify his own son? Or is it Rama who couldn’t see through Sukrievan’s disguise and who murdered another god? Or could it be Krishna, the “playboy god?”

THE BRAHMIN CONSPIRACY

The conspiracy and intrigue of domination over other human beings has been the main objective of Brahminism all along. Brahminism, an Aryan concoction of human and insatiable lust for hegemony, sex and money, sought to rule the ignorant and deprived masses in the name of religion. This is very visible from the content, tone and message of the holy books, written and perpetuated in the name of religion by the Brahmins. How can these books be called the word of God? They contain the most exotic form of pornography, the most depraved norms of behaviour and the most unjust and ugly system of life based on extortion, cruelty and blood thirst hunger for domination over others. The Hindus are not Brahmins and the Brahmins are not Hindus. At least this is evident from the books written and perpetrated by the Brahmins themselves. The Hindus are the original inhabitants of Hindustan, the very people who were the true architects of the Indus Valley civilization which was considered to be one of the best examples of human societal development in the entire history of the human race. The barbaric Brahmins came from the wastelands of the region beyond the Himalayas and destroyed the great monuments of culture and civilization and pushed the real inhabitants of India into slavery. Slavery is the message of the Brahmins “holy” books concocted by them. Just as the Jews divided humanity into Jew and Non-Jews (gentiles), so has the Brahmin. The whole world is classified in these books as Brahmin and Non Brahmin. The non Brahmin is to remain internally a slave unto the “master” who has dominated Indian history since he lay his hand on it. We must break the chains, once and for ever. The bondage and the slavery must go. But first let us find out what these books say. On concept of democracy, social justice, secularism, politics, economics, leadership and elections are all based on the wretched caste system, an evil curse that has been spun round the necks of the innocent and deprived. Let us tear the mask away from those evil faces, which stare at us from every nook and corner of our lives. The intelligent reader can easily uncover the ulterior motives of Brahmins as to why they incite High Caste Hindu mobs to kill Low Caste Hindus or for creating communal tensions with other minorities ever so often. This they do in order to continue their stranglehold on state policies, so that they can manipulate them to their advantage; they don’t care a damn for the nation of India…

Read for yourself what the Brahmin priest Purshottam Rao has to say…… PURSHOTTAM RAO Temple priest HYDERABAD

Q: Should sadhus enter politics?

A: There was a time when Brahmins used to dictate state policy. Now we have been totally sidelined. The VHP is trying to correct this historical wrong by bringing religious leaders to the forefront of our national life. It is now time for the entire Hindu religious leadership to once again lead the nation.

The Continuing War on Low Caste Hindus……

NEW DELHI, Sept. 19 (R) – Three Indian students set themselves ablaze today to try to shock the government into scrapping plans to reserve more government jobs for low castes in the Hindu hierarchy. ‘This (job’s plan) is for the poor classes who have been denied their rights for thousands of years. The students shouldn’t come in their way,” Paswan told Reuters. Protests led by upper-caste students began sweeping north India soon after Prime Minister Vishwanath Pratap Singh said on August 7 that 27 percent of government jobs would be set aside for low castes. Paswan was himself born an “untouchable” or outcast in the system, which traditionally decides occupation and status by birth. “Untouchables” prefer to call themselves “Dalits,” the oppressed. Paswan told a conference of political leaders and officials today that the jobs plan had to go ahead to raise the status of low castes and create a more sympathetic bureaucracy. He said the upper castes were still taking jobs set aside 40 years ago for Dalits. Bureaucrats would employ an upper-caste graduate with irrelevant qualifications for a typist’s job and turn down a Dalit trained to type at 60 words per minute, he said.

SECTION IV PORNOGRAPHY IN RAMAYANA

Dr. Charles claims that Ramayana contains much pornographic material and cannot be read in public. He gives the following examples: Rama’s description of Sita’s beauty which is lewdly detailed (refer to C.R. Srinivasalyengar’s translation of Aranya Kandam – chapter 46). In Kiskind Kandam, Rama explains to Lakshmana of his sexual experience with Sita. According to Ramayana, the Aryans (Brahmins) used to drink liquor (nine different kinds), eat meat, marry many wives and prostitution was an accepted way of life amongst the priests and gods. Ramayana also recounts the “story of King Dasharatha who, in order to have a baby son, made a big sacrifice (yaham) of sheep, cattle, horses, birds and snakes. He then delivered his three wives Kaushaliya, Sumatirai and Kaikeyi to three priests. These holy men, having fully satisfied their carnal desire, returned the ladies to the King. By this means, the King was able to have three sons – Ram, Lakshman and Bharat (Bala Kandam, Chapter 14. For more details on yaham, refer to the book “Gnana Surian”, published by Kudi Arasu Press). The Ramayan tells us much about the unlawful relationship of incest but we do not feel it appropriate or decent for us to go into details. (Please refer to Aranya Kandam, chapter 45, verses 122, 123, 124 & 125). The following Hindu practices will reveal how immorality and indecency are sanctified in the name of Hinduism.

LINGAM & YONI

Lingam and Yoni are the male and female sexual organs respectively. Hindus are allowed to worship anything – including sexual organs. It is not unknown for them to name their children Shiva Lingam (God Shiva’s sexual organ) or Rama Lingam (God Rama’s sexual organ). (In some places in Karnataka, the gods demand both male and females to pray naked together.)

DEVADASI (RELIGIOUS PROSTITUTION)

The Devadasi system was set up, according to a Times ofIndia report (10-1 1 -87) as a result of a conspiracy between the feudal class and the priests (Brahmins). The latter, with their ideological and religious hold over the peasants and craftsmen, devised a means that gave prostitution their religious sanction. Poor, low-caste girls, initally sold at private auctions, were later dedicated to the temples. They were then initiated into prostitution.

BHARAT NATYAM & THE BRAHMINS

The Bharat Natyam is a dance performance which, because of the Brahmin media, has gained much recognition as a form of art. The celebrated Bharat Natya expert, Rukmini Devi, admits in a National Geographic video programme, that the Baratha Natya was really the art of Devadasis (temple prostitutes) to please their audience and admirers. This is the reason why you might have seen various Baratha Natya’s postures in Hindu temples. Maybe like the art of KARATE to the Japanese, the BHARAT NATYAM is a national art of the Brahmins and very much part of their culture.

THE KAMASUTRA

Brahminism has also created Kamasutra -a set of instructions on how to have sexual intercourse. Some of the postures detailed in Kamasutra are so complex that they can only be performed with the help of one or more ASSISTANTS! THE DEVADASI SYSTEM THRIVES UNI. – TIMES OF INDIA – 10th Nov. 1987: confirms that the practice of dedicating young Harijan girls (Mahars, Mangs, Dowris and Chambhar) at childhood to a goddess, and their initiation into prostitution when they attain puberty continues to thrive in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and other parts of South India. This is largely due to social backwardness, poverty and illiteracy, according to a study by two doctors of the India Health Organisation. The report clearly indicates that the Devadasi system was the result of a conspiracy between the feudal class and the priests (Brahmins), who with their ideological and religious hold over the peasants and craftsmen, devised a practice which acquired religious sanction. They noted in their study on – “Devadasis – the link between religious culture and child prostitution”. Bear in mind that Allah says in the Holy Qur’an not to prostitute your children, whereas, this sick “custom” lauds this practice. The study revealed that girls from poor families were sold after puberty at private auctions to a master who initially paid a sum of money to the families ranging from Rs. 500 to 5000. The study, made during health camps organised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in the devadasi populated areas, revealed that the dedicated girls formed 15 percent of the total women involved in prostitution in the country, and as much as 70 percent to 80 percent of the prostitutes in the border districts of Karnataka and Maharashtra.

THE NAKED HINDU YOGIS OF KASHI

Many of the Yogis of Kashi (Banaras) live naked and beg for their living. They live in dirty, unhygienic conditions, and drug addiction is rife among them. Our so-called leaders and intellectuals have all contributed to the superstitious beliefs and they have helped these saints to thrive and practise deceptive methods to cheat the public. It is an utter shame that among the worshippers of such naked godmen, there are a number of high court judges, advocates, engineers, doctors, professors, politicians, cinema actors and actresses. For more details on these Hindu saints and Yogis, watch the documentary video – “SHOCKING ASIA” – which is available from the following addresses: Atlas International Film GMBH, Munich, W. Germany. Replay Video, London, G. Britain. Distribution First Film Organisation, Hong Kong.

HINDUISM AND STARK NAKED PUBLIC BATHING AGENCIES

News Agency reports on 23-9-87 that at Kurushetra (India) about 1,000 NAKED Hindu “Sadhus” (saints) plunged themselves into the river during a solar eclipse, claiming this to be a “holy dip”. Over one million pilgrims, naked and semi-naked, both male and female, also followed them into the river. The largest of the pools is Brahmasarovar, and is said to accommodate 100,000 bathers at a time. There was still no room for everyone in the water at one time and there was much pushing and shoving. The huge crowds waiting on the banks barely had space to turn around. People crowded the shore waiting for their chance. This is the position of “holy dip” everywhere in India. A Haryana Government spokesman said that they posted 20,000 policemen to avoid misuse of this mixing opportunity for perverted reasons. In addition to this spectacle, the pilgrims also look directly at the sun with the naked eye. Scientists and doctors strongly advise against this as it is likely to cause blindness. THE MIRACLE MAN DPA News (6-1 1 -86) reports that Police have arrested a “miracle man” in the Western India city of Prune for raping a number of women, on the pretext of solving their troubles, by making them sit naked before an idol which was supposed to render “divine advice”. He would hold a blank sheet of paper over a fire on which written words would appear. He would then convince the women to have sex with him on the strength of the “miracle”. Police discovered that his “divine advance” was nothing but a simple chemical trick by which words written on paper with invisible ink became legible when held over a flame. HOW RISHIS WERE CREATED? According to the Hindu Holy books, God Brahma arranged the marriage of god Shiva to goddess Parvathi. When they went around the fire as per Hindu religious ritual, god Shiva looked at the thighs of goddess Parvathi and ejaculated his semen into the Fire and they became Rishis (priests). According to the Hindu Puranas this “god” can do such a filthy act!

SEX WITH COWS

In many Hindu temples there are sculptures depicting men having sex not only with women but also cows. What is the meaning of this? Is not the cow sacred? If it is, then it should be worshipped not sexually assaulted!

RAMAYANA IS THE CULTURE OF ARYANS (BRAHMINS)!

Dr. Charles claims that the Ramayana is nothing but the culture and way of life of the Aryans (Brahmins) which is still having a great impact on present day India. According to Ramayana, the Aryans (Brahmins) used to drink liquor, used to eat meat, used to have many wives, and prostitution was a way of life to the Rishis (Priests) and even the gods. The concept of “re-incarnation” or avtar is the bed-rock of the Hindu belief. Rama, Vishu, Hanuman etc … are all believed to be avtars. But according to Hindu scholar Kshiti Mohan Sen, there is nothing in the Vedas to support this belief! Rather, it is an Aryan / Chinese concept that may have crept into the Hindu thoughts. This shakes the whole foundation of Hinduism! “Hindus accept many incarnations of God. While some Hindus take the doctrine literally and accept figures like Rama, Krishna, and Buddha as actual incarnation, others prefer to treat it as a useful myth. The origin of the concept of avatara is obscure. It cannot be found in the Vedas, but it is possible that it came from the Aryan settlers in Iran. The idea of discontinuous incarnations can be found in the Bahram Yasht, which forms part of the Zoroastrian corpus, where incarnations of the deity Verethragna can be seen. According to another theory, the concept originated in central Asia, as the Bahram Yasht shows traces of Chinese influence and mythology. In none of these beliefs, however, does the concept play as important a part as it does in post- Vedic Hindu thought, particularly that of the epics, Ranayana and Mahabharata.

HOW HOLY IS THE COW?

The origin of the holiness of the cow in popular Hinduism is not quite certain. The Aryans loved to eat beef, though they seem to have admired the cow as a very useful animal. The importance of the cow in India’s rural life may have something to do with the question.” – Hindu scholar Kshiti Mohan Sen

SECTION V

THE “HOLY” BOOKS (THE VEDAS) AND HINDUISM, THE TALES OF

RAMAYANA

Should you read the Ramayan you will come to the conclusion that it cannot be a God revealed book. On the other hand you will find materials of pornography, incest, lies, cheating etc. The average Hindu is kept in the dark and in reality, he is ignorant on matters pertaining to Hindu beliefs. If he really reads the Ramayana, we challenge, he will be ashamed of his religion and himself for being a Hindu.

“THE GITA AS IT WAS” “THE GITA AS IT WAS”

is a shocking book which reveals the Brahmin fabrication and forgery of the Gita. Mr Phulgenda Sinha, a Sanskrit scholar from Bihar, now settled in the U.S., has come out with the original Gita which, he says, the Brahmin have interpolated to obscure its original message. The author also gives the original text in Sanskrit and English to prove his claim. The book is available from: Open Court, La Salle, Illinois -61301, U.S.A. Price US$ 15.95.

UNSCIENTIFIC CLAIMS

Brahmins always have a tendency to claim everything in the name of SCIENCE.

But the Scientists, Doctors and Specialists claim otherwise. First of all any man with common sense won’t agree to the claims originated by these BRAHMINS. Here are a few examples of Brahmin-originated unscientific claims (and the true knowledge of “the gods”):

(A) THE EARTH IS FLAT NARASINGA PURANA – Page 169 – Abithana Sinthamani – says that the earth is flat. Today it has been proved beyond doubt by the scientists that the earth is round.

(B) DISTANCE BETWEEN EARTH, SUN & MOON VISHNU PURANA says that sun is 800,000 miles and moon is 2,200,000 miles away from the earth respectively. Astronomy has now proved that the moon is nearer to the earth, i.e. 240,000 miles and that the sun is 93,000,000 miles away from the earth.

(C) THE AREA OF THE EARTH MARKANDEYA PURANA says that the earth has an area of 4,000,000,000 square miles. According to astronomy, it is only 190,700,000 square miles.

(D) VIBOOTHI (COW DUNG ASH)

The Vedas say that the cow is holy and should be worshipped. These Brahmins also claim that cow dung ash has medicinal value. Samples sent to a leading test laboratory in West Germany have proved this to be untrue. Even today ignorant Hindus smear their homes with cow dung. In India people are dying of hunger. Why are these low caste Hindus prohibited from eating beef? In India cow meat is cheaper than other available meats. Instead of these Brahmins taking care of the low caste peoples of India they are doing their best to save their “holy” cows. According to Valmith’s Ramayana, God Rama “ATE” meat. Why then have these Brahmins given up beef-eating?

(E) URINE DRINKING

One erstwhile Prime Minister, Morarji Desai (Brahmin), boasted that he was drinking eight ounces of his own urine daily (pure and fresh!) in the morning in accordance with the Vedas claim that urine has medicinal value. With the same claim today the Brahmins/RSS are drinking cow’s urine as if it is a DAILY TONIC. No scientists have ever claimed that urine has any medicinal value. On the contrary it is well known fact that urine is an unwanted organic substance that the human body needs to discharge. [Editor’s note: This is just plain common sense!!!]

(F) SUN WORSHIP

The Vedas and Puranas say that all Hindus must pray to the sun god SURYA, and that if you look at the sun daily every morning with your naked eyes, your sight will improve. Accordingly many Hindus practise this act of worship; but instead of their eyesight improving, India is the country that has the most blind people in the world (2.5 million blind people and 9 million with corneal blindness). There is no scientific truth in sun worship, and on the contrary the scientist and doctors advise everyone not to look at the sun directly with the naked eye. Who is telling us the truth, the Scientists or the Hindu scriptures? You be the judge! The credit of India’s blindness also goes to Hinduism.

(G) THE RIVER GANGES

Hindus are dumping half-cremated bodies, and the ashes of these corpses, into River Ganges for their salvation as ordered by the Hindu scriptures. In other words, the Holy Ganges water is a human soup! This has made the Ganges water polluted and a breeding ground for numerous diseases. Question: Is there anything similar to this water in America? Answer: Yes there is! It is called raw sewage. And common sense tells one that sewage is not to be swam in, drank, nor utilized in sacred activity. Still these Brahmins claim the River Ganges a sacred river – saying that nothing can contaminate it. Why then is the Government of India spending millions of rupees to clean up the dirty waters of River Ganges?

(H) THE THREAT OF THE ECOLOGY

AP News (India) dated 10-1 1-86 says: When a Hindu is cremated in India, one or more medium-sized trees are also chopped down to accompany him on the funeral pyre. Ecologists warn that forest loss seriously threatens the environment and that we have already lost 32 % of the Indian forest. Daily in India, Hindus are dying and taking with them trees. A staggering 6.43 million kilograms of timber goes up in flames each day. The annual loss is 2.35 million tons. How much pollution does a body create when it is burnt with wood? (Not only that, imagine the foul smell it causes in the atmosphere.) “The most absurd stories of their gods are readily believed… This hurrying from one means of salvation to another can be accounted for partly by the fear that though an act of merit may have satisfied the claims of one deity, others who have not been pacified may wreck their vengeance upon them. Interested and unscrupulous priests make capital out of the gross ignorance and credulity of the people…. Shrine after shrine is visited and word after word is done; and yet the fear remains that some deity has been neglected who at any moment may demand his rights, or punish for neglect….. There are so many deities, and are so different in character, that almost any habit can be different in, almost any vice committed, under the impression that it is pleasing to one or another.” (W.J. Wilkins Modern Hinduism)

 

SECTION VI

WOMEN IN HINDUISM

Inequity and degradation of women are sanctified in the Hindu religion. Manu Smriti says: Never trust a woman. Never sit alone with a woman even if it may be your mother, she may tempt you. Do not sit alone with your daughter, she may tempt you. Do not sit alone with your sister, she may tempt you. Again the same Manu Smriti continues: “Na stree swadantriya marhathi”. “No liberty for women in society”. Now, that is most disgusting!!! This sick pervert actually insinuates that one’s own mother will tempt him! Na’oothu billahi minash-shaytaanir-rajeem!!!

HINDU WOMEN VS MUSLIM WOMEN

The Brahmin media made a big campaign recently out of the Shah Banu case and they blew it out of all proportion. They implied that Islam restricted the freedom of women. Let us compare the positions of the Hindu woman and the Muslim woman. See the following facts for comparison and then try to bring these Brahmins to their senses.

HINDU WOMAN

The Hindu woman has no right to divorce her husband. She has no property or inheritance rights. Choice of partner is limited because she can only marry within her own caste; moreover her horoscope must match that of the intending bridegroom/family. The family of the girl has to offer an enormous dowry to the bridegroom/family. If her husband dies she should commit Sati (being cremated with her dead husband). Since today’s law forbids Sati, society mainly punishes her in other “holy” ways (see below). She can never remarry. The widow is considered to be a curse and must not be seen in public. She cannot wear jewelry or colorful clothes. (She should not even take part in her children’s marriage!) Child and infant marriage is encouraged.

THE MUSLIM LADY

The Muslim lady has the same right as the Muslim man in all matters, including divorce. She enjoys property and inheritance rights. (Which other religion grants women these rights?). She can also conduct her own separate business. She can marry any Muslim of her choice. If her parents choose a partner for her, her consent has to be taken. The dowry in Islam is a gift from a husband to his wife (not the other way round as is practiced by some ignoramuses). A Muslim widow is encouraged to remarry, and her remarriage is the responsibility of the Muslim society. Mixed marriage is encouraged and is a means to prevent racism creeping into society. A Muslim mother is given the highest form of respect. To learn more about Muslim ladies, visit the Banaa-tun-Noor web site. The living revolutionary Mr. Rajashekar questions what right has the Hindus to criticize the Muslims? Have you ever heard of a Muslim burning his wife? Every day we read in the paper about dowry deaths, Hindu women being burnt by the husband or in-laws. It is a fact that upper caste Hindus ill-treat their women. The Brahmin press has brainwashed all of us saying that Muslims do not give freedom to their women. He again questions, “Do the Hindus respect their women?” You be the judge!

“SATI” – HINDU WIDOW BURNING!

If the Hindu man’s wife dies, he is free to go and find another beautiful woman when he wants. But if the Hindu woman’s husband dies, not only is she prohibited to remarry but she should be cremated along with her dead husband (“Sati”). According to the Haria, the woman who follows her husband in death purifies three families – her father’s, her mother’s and her husband’s. These Brahmin theologians propagate the theory based in the Vedas that a woman who did not burn herself would never become free of being born as a woman again. If a woman’s husband was guilty of the murder of a Brahmin or guilty of “ingratitude” – then the wife who died clasping his body was said to purify him of his sins. When His “Holiness” Puri Shankaracharya was asked about the fate of the widow’s children, he replied – “it is fate! Let the children suffer or die without a mother. But SATI has to be performed according to Hinduism”. “SATI MATA Kl JAI” The Times of India reported (14-9-87): Jaipur- In what appeared to be a revival of a centuries-old custom of “Sati”, a young woman belonging to a warrior caste of Rajasthan climbed into the funeral pyre of her husband, police said yesterday. Eighteen-year old Roop Kanwar’s husband, Mansingh, had died in a hospital in Kikar district on Friday, His body was later taken to his home village at Diwrala for cremation. Roop Kanwar sat on the funeral pyre while it was lit by one of Mansingh ‘ s relatives. Hundreds of villagers who knew of her “Sati” well in advance gathered at the spot shouting slogans in praise of the burning widow. Police, who claimed to have received the information late, registered a case against four close relatives of Mansingh for having “HELPED” Roop Kanwar commit “Sati”. Roop Kanwar’s husband, Mansingh took more than Rs. 100,000 worth of dowry in the form of money, 25 tola of gold, a TV, a radio and a refrigerator. Though Mansingh had demanded dowry worth of 200,000 rupees, her father had success- fully negotiated and reduced the amount to Rs. 100,000/=. So far in the same village more than 23 dowry killings have occurred in the last 3 years as recompense for not bringing the promised dowry in time. The paper continues that the most revealing statement came from Mr. Cheeta Singh, a village teacher who said: “After all, she had no life to took forward to. As a widow, remarriage was out of the question in the Hindu tradition bound community”. The teacher continues: “The society treats a widow as a “kulachani” (an evil omen) and a economic liability. She has to remain barefoot, sleep on the floor and is not allowed to venture out of the house. She is slandered if seen talking to any male. It was better that she died, than live such a life,” he said.

COMPULSORY “SATI”

A report from REUTER (25-9-87): said that Roop Kanwar was forced onto the funeral pyre against her will and struggled to save her life. Some villagers alleged that Roop Kanwar was forced onto the pyre and that she cried piteously as she died. A police report established conclusively on 4-10-87 that Roop Kanwar did try to escape from the pyre before it was lit. But she was unable to do so as logs of wood were stacked up to her neck. Her screams, which the villagers insist was the recital of “Gayatri mantra,” were drowned in the slogans of “Sati mata kijai” (long live the lady of “Sati”). Although neighbours claimed that she was 18, the Times of India quoted school records as showing her date of birth as August 15th 1971. A survey by a Calcutta Women’s Association reveals that most of the “Sati” are conducted because of the compulsion of the dead Hindu husbands close relatives, irrespective of the young widow’s protests to commit suicide. Though the Indian Law prohibits such a cruel act, never in Indian history have any of the dead Hindu husband’s close relatives been punished for forcing such crimes. Had Roop Kunwar died in an accident instead of her husband, Mansingh would have sat as the groom in yet one more marriage ceremony with another beautiful girl. He would also pick up one more dowry worth 100,000 rupees and as a result Mansingh’s parents would have gained another colourful income. THE FATHER’S REACTION Knowing that Kanwar’s father would not allow such a cruel murder, Mansingh’s parents had not even informed her father, he came to know of the incidents only through newspaper reports the next day. Roop Kanwar’s father has lost his beautiful, young and only daughter in a cruel forceful murder in the name of Hinduism. Look at the atrocities to the Hindu women.

BEING A HINDU WOMAN IS A CURSE. DR. LAKSHMFS ADVICE TO

BRAHMIN WOMEN

Dr. Lakshmi, a well known gynecologist and social worker from Delhi, and who herself is a Brahmin (and married to the age of 37), suggests that Brahmin women should come out of their shells and act their own since she claims that their corroded thoughts won’t save them at all. Dr. Lakshmi again claims that most of the women who get married after 25 are not virgins. (Most Brahmin women do not get married until they are 30. For this long delay the Brahmin male is responsible for finally getting a SECOND HAND SPOUSE. She challenges that abstention from sexual activity is against the nature of the human physical body. She also says that it is the responsibility of the society to get them married quickly as in other religions. She says that if you are a Hindu woman you cannot love anyone you like and you cannot marry anyone whom you choose. Your birth sign (stars) should match your mate’s birth sign. In addition you should meet the unbearable dowry demand. From the Skanda Purana The Goddess then entered the palace of the god who bears the moon as his diadem. When the three eyed god saw her he said, “Damn ‘women,” and she bowed to him and said, “You have spoken truly, and not falsely. This portion of Nature is senseless; women deserve to be reviled. It is the grace of men which brings release from the ocean of existence”. Then Hara rejoiced and said to her, “Now you are worthy, and I will give you a son who will bring renown to you who are fair and glorious”. Hara, the abode of various wonders, then made love with the Goddess.

SECTION VII

IS HINDUISM A REAL RELIGION?

The Ramayana and the Mahabharat are no doubt GREAT stories, but they are also stories that belong to India’s ancient past. We cannot scientifically or factually prove the authenticity of these tales, and as such, we cannot accept Hinduism as a religion. Religion is a “man to God” relationship and not a “man to man” relationship. To reach God, treating fellow human beings with love, justice and equal rights is a duty upon the believer. Most religions preach these ideals. Unfortunately Hinduism, which originated from the Brahmins, preaches that to reach your God you should not treat them with justice or give them equal rights. On the other hand Hinduism teaches a man how to cheat and enslave people in the name of “Religion”. With this technique, 5% (Brahmins) of India’s population have control over 95% of its people.

IS HINDUISM COMPATIBLE WITH THE AGE OF SCIENCE?

Is there any historically documentated evidence to prove that Rama ruled India? Can any of the so-called Brahmin scholars quote any Western historian to support them? For example where is Hanuman’s bridge today? Is the moon on top of the Himalayas? Can immorality be identified with religion? The Puranas and Vedas state that a true Brahmin should not cross the sea and that is the reason behind Rama asking Hanuman to build a bridge to Sri Lanka. But today Brahmins not only cross the sea but they are working as airline pilots etc. The Achariyas (Brahmin priests) have now passed a resolution saying that the egg is a vegetable food and therefore may be eaten by Hindus. Bengali Brahmins are already eating fish claiming that it is a water flower. Brahmin women are not only remarrying, but they are also marrying men from other castes. Thanks to reformist like Dr. Ambedkar, E.V.’R. Preriar, Lord Pending and Dr. Ramdas, many low-caste Hindus have now become administers, scientists and even priests. To know more about Hinduism, please read the Vedas and Puranas with an unbiased mind. Before long, you will see a big difference in the way that you view the Hindu religion.

THE CONCLUSION

We can safely conclude that Hinduism, as a religion, does not satisfy human nature, in addition to being a filthy curse upon its unsuspecting followers. It is based on inequality, hatred of others and the oppression of the weak, especially women. Empty claims such as urine drinking and sun worship further make this an unsound religion.

 

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO WHETHER YOU ARE A HINDU, CHRISTIAN, MUSLIM, SIKH, JAIN, BUDDHIST OR EVEN AN ATHEIST, READ AND ACT UPON THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES IN THE BEST INTERST OF INDIA.

Ask yourself if the contents of this book are true. Obtain the books/videos mentioned in the reference section. Read/view them and circulate what you can. Print/photocopy/translate this booklet and distribute as widely as possible. Write your opinions in newspapers, magazines etc. Get in touch with the present leaders who are fighting against Brahminism and assist them in achieving freedom. Once again we remind you of the great English philosopher Edmund Burke’s saying:” SILENT SPECTATORS ARE DANGEROUS”! THE AUTHOR’S APPEAL Now that you have studied my book, what do you think of India’s beloved religion? Is it a blessing or a curse? Our “Masters”, The Brahmins, will certainly call it a blessing, but for the Non-Brahmins, it has been a curse from the beginning. As an Indian author who loves his country, I feel that I have conveyed the reality of the religion, which was created by the Brahmins to divide and rule the People. In reality it was the Aryan (Brahmin) invaders who used the lactic of- “DIVIDE AND RULE” – long before the British came to India. The problem is that this policy is poisoning the minds of Indians in the form of religion. I appeal to you, dear readers, to create unity and equality amongst India’s people.

Remember that: “UNITED WE STAND, DIVIDED WE FALL”. Suicide mania in India The suicide mania in India need not worry psychologists. Many have been busy analyzing this phenomenon and trying to convince us that frustration and anxiety among the Indian youth over the effect of job reservation is a valid reason for suicide. That analysis itself is a high-caste plot. The doctors who walk out of hospitals leaving their patients to die are high-caste Hindus. So are those who commit suicide on streets and those who burn others. Central ministries and secretariats are monopolized by high-caste Hindus. There are varying assessments about their percentage, the lowest being 85. The percentage of high-caste Hindus in various state ministries and secretariats ranges between 50 and 95. Ninety percent of posts in Indian administrative services, police services and private sector executive posts are occupied by them. Of the leaders of national political parties 75 percent come from high caste Hindus. In Communist and Socialist parties it is 60 percent, and in right-wing RSS and BJP it is 98 percent. They will do anything to preserve status.

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The Untouchables OF INDIA Minority Rights Group 36, Craven St., London WC2 5NG Mr. Ghandi and the Emancipation of Untouchables, Bhim Patrika publication, Jullunder, India Brahmin fabrication and forgery of the Gita? and why? Open court, LA Salle, lllionois-61301, U.S.A. Gita Rahasya? or manusmrit (A code of inhumanity), by B.G.Tilak, Higginbothoms, Madras. The sacred books of the East edited by F. Marx Muller The Vedanda-Sutras with the commentary by Shankaracharya translated by George Thibaut, Page 228-9: Published by Motilal Banarsidars, Delhi 1968

The Untouchables OF INDIA Minority rights group (A U.N. HUMAN RIGHTS COMMN.) 36 Craven St., LONDON WC2 5NG., U.K. Untouchability, will it ever vanish? Bhim Patrica Publications Ramayan-Valmikhi Bahgvath Geetha

The Bible, The Quran and Science, Maurice Bucaille – The French Scholar Book Centre, 1353,Chitli Qabar, Delhi 110006

Answer to Racial Problems, by a German Diplomat, A.Q. Publishing House P.O. Box 6156 Jeddah 21442.

Mahabharath Ramayana – A true reading Politics of Gods – Churning of the ocean by S.L.Dhani, IAS – D.D. Books 754 – sector – 8 Panchkula, Haryana 134 108 Bunch of thoughts – M.S.Golwalker Jagarana Prakashana, Kempa Gowda Nagar Banglore 560 019

R.S.S. A danger – By Viduthalai Rajendran Apartheid in India The Untouchables in contemporary India, University of Arizona press, Tucson Arizona, U.S.A.

The Unchristian side of the Indian Church (DSA-1985)-By Rev A.M.Azariah. Why Godse killed Ghandhi? Untouchability – by Periyar E.V Ramasami Violence in Hinduism Who is the mother of Hitler? Why communal G.O.? – By Periyar E.V. Ramasami

The Salvation to Shudra Slavery Christianity, A political problem by Major Vedantam 11 Main road, East CIT Nagar, Madras 600 035 God & Man – By Periyar E.V. Ramasami Why go for conversion? by Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar

Why Brahmins hate reservation? by Periyar E.v. Ramamsami Quintessence of Hindu Philosophy, By Periyar E.V. Ramasami Rishis lack of real knowledge, Light House Publications, Madras-99 Declaration of War on Brahminism, by Periyar E.V. Ramasami Is not the Brahmin a foreigner? by Periyar E.V. Ramasami History of Tamils, P.T. Srinivasa lyenger Dr. B.R. Ambedkar on Congress and Brahmins K.Veeramani Hindu Festivals, by Periyar E.V. Ramasami Scientific Methods and ignorant beliefs, by Singaravelu Lord of the Air by Tal Brooke Lion Publishing, 121 High Street, Berkhamsted Herts U.K. Recipe for Revolution S.Cs, S.Ts, and O.B.Cs – Why Reservations – K Veeramani Brahmins K.Veeramani Brahminism (The curse of India) They burn (160 Million Untouchables of India) Dalit Sahitya Akademy, Bangalore

Hinduism, Fascism and Ghandism The class and castes in India. Annihilation Of Caste. Periar Philosophy Who is ruling India? Dalit Sahitya Akademy, Bangalore Agitation against reservation Thakar Das Pasi 582 DLF Colony, Rohtak, Haryana – 124 004 Backwards,

Do you know? Mandal commission report

Untouchability Women in Islam, Maryam Jameela

What Congress and Gandhi have done to the Untouchables? by B.R. Ambedkar Thacker & Co. Ltd Bombay After Secularism What? Book Centre 1353, Chilli Qabar, Delhi 100 006 Is not the Brahmin a Foreigner?

D. Raghavandrayya Sath Sastri New Era Publications, Madras – 6009 099 Marxists or Hindu Nazis? Who is more dangerous? V.T.Rajshekar. (A must for every Kerala Dalit, Ezahava, Muslim and Christian and rationalist) Dalit Cultural Front 37, Chintavalappup-lane Rammohan Road, Calicut, Kerala 673 004 The Untouchables Story, D.P. Das, Allied Publishers 13/14 ASAF Ali Road New Delhi 110 002

The Shahbano controversy, Orient Longman Ltd, Calcutta. Mahatma Ghandhi,

The Last Phase By Pyarilal Militant Hinduism in Indian PoliticsBy J.A. Curran How to exterminate Muslims In India, Dalit Voice (May 16-3101985 special issue) 62. Indian Archaeology By Dr R.L.ShukIa, Asi Publication 1976 – 77 New Delhi.

Thus Spoke Ambedkhar Islam an India Culture by P.N. Pande, Governor of Orissa. Begion Godmen (Encounters With Spiritual Frauds) Dr. Abraham Kovoor, Jaico Publishing House 121, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Bombay 400023

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INDIA’S UNWANTED GIRLS

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India’s 2011 census shows a serious decline in the number of girls under the age of seven – activists fear eight million female foetuses may have been aborted in the past decade. The BBC’s Geeta Pandey in Delhi explores what has led to this crisis.

Kulwant has three daughters aged 24, 23 and 20 and a son who is 16.

In the years between the birth of her third daughter and her son, Kulwant became pregnant three times.

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My mother-in-law said if I had a daughter, my husband would leave me. Thankfully, I had a son.”

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Each time, she says, she was forced to abort the foetus by her family after ultrasound tests confirmed that they were girls.

“My mother-in-law taunted me for giving birth to girls. She said her son would divorce me if I didn’t bear a son.”

Kulwant still has vivid memories of the first abortion. “The baby was nearly five months old. She was beautiful. I miss her, and the others we killed,” she says, breaking down, wiping away her tears.

Until her son was born, Kulwant’s daily life consisted of beatings and abuse from her husband, mother-in-law and brother-in-law. Once, she says, they even attempted to set her on fire.

“They were angry. They didn’t want girls in the family. They wanted boys so they could get fat dowries,” she says.

India outlawed dowries in 1961, but the practice remains rampant and the value of dowries is constantly growing, affecting rich and poor alike.

Kulwant’s husband died three years after the birth of their son. “It was the curse of the daughters we killed. That’s why he died so young,” she says.

Common attitude

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Girl Power

How girls are valued varies widely across India. Over the years, most states in the south and north-east have been kind to their girls, and sex ratios are above the national average.

In the matrilineal societies of Kerala and Karnataka in the south and Meghalaya in the north-east, women have enjoyed high status and commanded respect. But the latest census figures show the good news even in these areas could be turning bad. A minor decline in the number of girls has begun in the three states which, campaigners worry, might be indicative of a trend.

What is seen as most distressing is the steep decline in the number of girls under seven in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh and in Sikkim, Nagaland, Manipur and Tripura in the north-east. Even though these states have registered numbers much higher than the national average, the decline is too substantial to ignore.

But all is not lost. Some states, such as Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh – which saw the gap between numbers of boys and girls widen in 2001 – have shown an improvement. That is cause for some cheer, campaigners say.

Her neighbour Rekha is mother of a chubby three-year-old girl.

Last September, when she became pregnant again, her mother-in-law forced her to undergo an abortion after an ultrasound showed that she was pregnant with twin girls.

“I said there’s no difference between girls and boys. But here they think differently. There’s no happiness when a girl is born. They say the son will carry forward our lineage, but the daughter will get married and go off to another family.”

Kulwant and Rekha live in Sagarpur, a lower middle-class area in south-west Delhi.

Here, narrow minds live in homes separated by narrow lanes.

The women’s story is common and repeated in millions of homes across India, and it has been getting worse.

In 1961, for every 1,000 boys under the age of seven, there were 976 girls. Today, the figure has dropped to a dismal 914 girls.

Although the number of women overall is improving (due to factors such as life expectancy), India’s ratio of young girls to boys is one of the worst in the world after China.

Many factors come into play to explain this: infanticide, abuse and neglect of girl children.

But campaigners say the decline is largely due to the increased availability of antenatal sex screening, and they talk of a genocide.

The government has been forced to admit that its strategy has failed to put an end to female foeticide.

‘National shame’

“Whatever measures have been put in over the past 40 years have not had any impact on the child sex ratio,” Home Secretary GK Pillai said when the census report was released.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh described female foeticide and infanticide as a “national shame” and called for a “crusade” to save girl babies.

But Sabu George, India’s best-known campaigner on the issue, says the government has so far shown little determination to stop the practices.

Campaigners say India’s strategy to protect female babies is not working

Until 30 years ago, he says, India’s sex ratio was “reasonable”. Then in 1974, Delhi’s prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences came out with a study which said sex-determination tests were a boon for Indian women.

It said they no longer needed to produce endless children to have the right number of sons, and it encouraged the determination and elimination of female foetuses as an effective tool of population control.

“By late 80s, every newspaper in Delhi was advertising for ultrasound sex determination,” said Mr George.

“Clinics from Punjab were boasting that they had 10 years’ experience in eliminating girl children and inviting parents to come to them.”

In 1994, the Pre-Natal Determination Test (PNDT) Act outlawed sex-selective abortion. In 2004, it was amended to include gender selection even at the pre-conception stage.

Abortion is generally legal up to 12 weeks’ gestation. Sex can be determined by a scan from about 14 weeks.

“What is needed is a strict implementation of the law,” says Varsha Joshi, director of census operations for Delhi. “I find there’s absolutely no will on the part of the government to stop this.”

Today, there are 40,000 registered ultrasound clinics in the country, and many more exist without any record.

‘Really sad’

Ms Joshi, a former district commissioner of south-west Delhi, says there are dozens of ultrasound clinics in the area. It has the worst child sex ratio in the capital – 836 girls under seven for every 1,000 boys.

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